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King Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Gris (375ML half-bottle) 2019Pinot Gris/Grigio from Willamette Valley, Oregon3.8 10 Ratings11 9910 99Save $1.00 (8%)Ships today if ordered in next 10 hoursLimit 0 per customerSold in increments of 0
Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio (375ML half-bottle) 2020Pinot Gris/Grigio from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy4.0 9 Ratings11 99Last call - only 3 left!Ships today if ordered in next 10 hoursLimit 0 per customerSold in increments of 0
Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio (375ML half-bottle) 2021Pinot Gris/Grigio from Italy0.0 0 Ratings16 99Ships today if ordered in next 10 hoursLimit 0 per customerSold in increments of 0
Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio (375ML half-bottle) 2021Pinot Gris/Grigio from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy4.0 5 Ratings10 99Ships today if ordered in next 10 hoursLimit 0 per customerSold in increments of 0
Learn about Pinot Gris (also known as Pinot Grigio or Grauburgunder)— taste profile, popular regions and more ...
Showing a unique rosy, purplish hue upon full ripeness, this “white” variety is actually born out of a mutation of Pinot Noir. The grape boasts two versions of its name, as well as two generally distinct styles. In Italy, Pinot Grigio achieves most success in the mountainous regions of Trentino and Alto Adige as well as in the neighboring Friuli—all in Italy’s northeast. France's Alsace and Oregon's Willamette Valley produce some of the world's most well-regarded Pinot Gris wine. California produces both styles with success.
Where Does Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio Come From?
Pinot Gris is originally from France, and it is technically not a variety but a clone of Pinot Noir. In Italy it’s called Pinot Grigio (Italian for gray), and it is widely planted in northern and NE Italy. Pinot Gris is also grown around the globe, most notably in Oregon, California, and New Zealand. No matter where it’s made or what it’s called, Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio produces many exciting styles.
Tasting Notes for Pinot Grigio
Pinot Grigio is a dry, white wine naturally low in acidity. Pinot Grigio wines showcase signature flavors and aromas of stone fruit, citrus, honeysuckle, pear and almond. Alsatian styles are refreshing, expressive, aromatic (think rose and honey), smooth, full-bodied and richly textured and sometimes relatively higher in alcohol compared to their Italian counterpart. As Pinot Grigio in Italy, the style is often light and charming. The focus here is usually to produce a crisp, refreshing, lighter style of wine. While there are regional differences of Pinot Grigio, the typical profile includes lemon, lime and subtle minerality.
Pinot Grigio Food Pairings
The viscosity of a typical Alsatian Pinot Gris allows it to fit in harmoniously with the region's rich foods like pork, charcuterie and foie gras. Pinot Grigio, on the other hand, with its citrusy freshness, works well as an aperitif wine or with seafood and subtle chicken dishes.
Given the pinkish color of its berries and aromatic potential if cared for to fully ripen, the Pinot Grigio variety is actually one that is commonly used to make "orange wines." An orange wine is a white wine made in the red wine method, i.e. with fermentation on its skins. This process leads to a wine with more ephemeral aromas, complexity on the palate and a pleasant, light orange hue.